Kefalonia Cruise would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.
Let's celebrate with a competition!
January is a quiet time for most of us as we recover physically and financially from the festive celebrations, reflect on the year left behind, thinking about the year ahead and how to make our dreams come true!
January may be the coldest month of the year in Kefalonia with lots of rain and even snow on top of Mount Ainos, but it still has many days of bright sunshine and blue skies.
Accommodation is also much cheaper in January then during the summer, so if the summer heat is too much to bear, then this time of year is perfect to go for long walks on the beach and explore the island. There are no direct flights to Kefalonia from November to March, however flights to Kefalonia via Athens are regular.
Once the summer season ends, many hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions close. But despite the notion by many that there's nothing to do in Kefalonia in the winter months, for the locals this couldn't be further from the truth.
There are in fact 5 significant events in Kefalonia in January alone.
Januray 6th is the celebrations of Epiphany, probably the most worldwide known celebration out of the 5 locally celebrated events.
In Kefalonia this is celebrated with a Bank Holiday allowing locals to take part in or watch the celebrations, which take place in Argostoli and Lixouri.
Kefalonians and all over Greece celebrate the baptism of Jesus (the revelation of Jesus being the son of God; and the Holy Spirit as the third entity of the Holy Trinity) by following the religious tradition of blessing the Waters. Hundreds of Greek Orthodox Christians brace the cold and jump into the sea to retrieve the Cross for good luck. It's all very exciting!
Although the tourist season begins softly in May, Kefalonians' will soon begin getting ready. Hotels and restaurants will begin painting and renovating, overgrown trees and bushes will be cut back and made to look pretty, shops will restock and the Lady O will have her annual face-lift, service and visit from the Greek authorities ensuring she is ready for action! If you are in Kefalonia in the quieter months to witness the busy bees at work, you will truly be amazed at their hard work and dedication.
We’d like to start the year off with a bang and give away 2 tickets for our most popular and most talked about cruise....... BBQ Cruise!!
To enter visit our Facebook page ‘Kefaloniacruise.com’ and comment starting with ‘Competition 2018’ followed by why you are looking forward to coming to Kefalonia this year.
A winner will be chosen at random on the 14th February, which, not only is it Valentine’s Day but it also marks and celebrates a year of our revamped website which we love and hope you do too.
..................Let’s cruise together!